Steelheart (Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson
September 24, 2013
Hardcover, 386 pgs
What it’s about:
Ten years ago Calamity happened. With a burst of blinding light, ordinary humans began developing super-human powers. Ordinary people began calling these extraordinary individuals Epics. Gifted with incredible power, the Epics succumbed to the desire to control and rule those weaker than themselves. The world became a place terrorized by super villains with no superheroes to save the day. The only people crazy enough to stand up to the Epics is an underground group ordinary humans who are dedicated to studying the Epics, learning their weakness, and assassinating them. They call themselves the Reckoners, and David wants in. He will stop at nothing to exact revenge on the Epic who killed his father. Steelheart has a weakness and David intents to find it.
Why you might like it:
Can I just say that you might like it because it is so completely awesome? Is that enough for you? No? Fine. If you like crazy unexplained events that alter the course of human history, you’ll probably like this. Are you a fan of the underdog going up against impossible odd because it is the right thing to do, then you might want to check this out. Do you like totally epic battles? You’ll love Steelheart. Do you love a crazy twist? Good, because this book has one. So let’s add up all the pluses: horrible villains with superpowers, ordinary humans as the heroes, intense battles, and crazy plot twists. That’s all the convincing I need! Have I sold you on Steelheart yet? Because I cannot stress enough how much fun this book is. I am desperate for the sequel, Firefight.
Want more like this?
I recommend checking out Avalon by Mindee Arnett, Eye of the Minds by James Dashner, Vicious by V.E. Schwab, and Legend by Marie Lu.